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US adult smoking rate at 16.8 percent last year

US adult smoking rate at 16.8 percent last year

| November 16, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) reported on Friday that the adult smoking rate in the US fell to a record low of 16.8 percent last year, down from 17.8 percent in 2013, according to a statement from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) issued through PRNewswire. The smoking rate has declined by […]

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Latvia’s smoking incidence at 36 percent in 2014

Latvia’s smoking incidence at 36 percent in 2014

| November 16, 2015

About 36 percent of Latvians aged 15 to 64 are daily smokers, according to a Baltic Daily story citing 2014 data presented to members of the parliamentary subcommittee on public health by the Latvian Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDPC). About 52 percent of men and 21 percent of women aged 15-64 were said […]

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International Tax Stamp Association formed

International Tax Stamp Association formed

| November 13, 2015

Ten companies have formed the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) in order ‘to respond to the need for better understanding of the benefits of excise tax stamps and tax stamp technologies, as well as to promote high professional standards in this sector,’ according to an ITSA press note. The founder companies, which are said to […]

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JT’s domestic cigarette sales down in October

JT’s domestic cigarette sales down in October

| November 13, 2015

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume during October, at 9.4 billion, was down by 1.9 percent on that of October 2014, 9.6 billion, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. The October 2014 figure was down by 5.5 percent on that of October 2013. Volume during January-October, at 90.7 billion, was down […]

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ISDS reforms ‘lipstick on a particularly unpopular pig’

ISDS reforms ‘lipstick on a particularly unpopular pig’

| November 13, 2015

The EU Commission’s reform of a dispute-settlement provision of a proposed trade-agreement has been described as “little more than putting lipstick on a particularly unpopular pig,” according to a story by William Louch for The Parliament Magazine. The Commission yesterday presented its proposed reforms on the investment protection and dispute resolution provision of the Transatlantic […]

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Urbane farmer jailed for growing tobacco

Urbane farmer jailed for growing tobacco

| November 12, 2015

An Australian man has been sentenced to one year in prison for growing 35,000 tobacco plants in a leased building, according to an AAP Information Services report relayed by the TMA. Evidence of his illegal crop came to light when the building caught fire in January. The report said the crop would have yielded about […]

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